Written by: Charlie Leeves and Emily Venables
Layering fragrances is exactly as it sounds. It is the art of wearing more than one scent at a time to create something bespoke that will help you stand out from the crowd.
There is no limit to the combinations you can try, it’s all about finding the right mix that works for you. There are a few ways in which you can try layering scents, so guys - if you are ready to learn something new and up your fragrance game, here’s everything you need to know about fragrance layering.
1. Understand Fragrance Families
To start layering your scents it is good to understand the fragrance families. By mixing different notes from contrasting families, you can create something new and harmonious. To find out more about fragrance families, check out our post here. To get you started, we love a spicy oriental and citrus mix or a woody chypre with a beautiful floral.
2. Create Contrast
The real fun with layering fragrances is when you combine two distinctly different smells to create bold and refreshing contrasts. The beauty of this way of fragrance layering is that everything is bespoke to you. If you fancy a lighter top note with a bolder base, then you can go for it!
When layering your scents, do not apply more of one than the other - try and keep the balance equal, so they work together. Remember, a little goes a long way, and you will get the best results with a few rounds of trial and error.
3. Layer Scented Products
As well as using multiple scents to create your ultimate combination, it’s also important to remember that every other scent you layer on will also play a part in the end. With this, we mean the other products you apply to your skin.
Layering fragranced products is an amazing way to ensure your scent truly lasts from morning until night. To demonstrate this, we’re shining a spotlight on the K range by Dolce & Gabbana.
Dolce and Gabanna’s K range includes an Eau de Parfum, an Eau de Toilette and a range of body products and gift sets - so you have the full breadth of options.
Step 1: K Shower Gel
Kick-start your morning with an invigorating and energising shower with the sensually fragranced K Shower Gel. Not only will your skin be left feeling 100% cleansed, but you will have started to build up an unforgettable fragrance experience on your skin.
Step 2: K Deodorant Spray
Today is the day you realise that you need a deodorant spray in life that has a scent reminiscent of rolling Tuscan hills and the fresh outdoors! Notes of citrus and juniper berry jump out from the start, swiftly followed by energising lavandin and spicy patchouli.
Step 3: Aftershave Lotion
Aftershave lotion is formulated to help soothe and heal the skin of any small cuts or abrasions caused during shaving. They are also lightly fragranced and best used as part of a layering process if you want the notes to be elevated and longer-lasting. The K Aftershave Lotion continues Dole & Gabbana’s celebration of masculinity with the intense notes of citrus and blood orange, geranium, sensual cedarwood, and spicy patchouli.
Step 4: Eau de Parfum or Eau de Toilette
Your final step in your layering journey is to apply your chosen Eau de Toilette or Eau de Parfum.
K by Dolce & Gabanna Eau de Toilette builds a story of a charismatic man, who is in control of every part of his life. The fragrance uses subtle blend of zesty citrus fruits alongside bold, masculine woody aromas. The Eau de Parfum continues you his story but ups the passion and determination with increased levels of spice and an even bolder woody base.
Both the Eau de Toilette and Eau de Pafum are irresistible in their own rights, but your choice comes down to the level of impact you are setting out to make that day!
Remember, there are no set rules with layering fragrances so let your imagination run wild and create something special to you!
Stand out, be unique – layer your fragrances
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